Roar from 34's blog
Oct. 1, 2013
Is it fair that the Tampa Bay Rays had to beat the Texas Rangers Monday night in order to advance to the playoffs? Probably not, but baseball hasn't been fair about determining its playoff teams since at least 1968.
Sept. 29, 2013
Sept. 27, 2013
"But if the Red Sox do it, then I'll have to say 'dammit, they're a pretty good ballclub."
-Earl Weaver, Sept. 17, 1975
Sept. 22, 2013
Something tells me Buck Showalter and Cal Ripken Jr. would have gotten along well as manager and player. Buck likes guys to play every day, and Cal played every day.
Naturally, Showalter faces the same critique that Ripken faced throughout the streak (I'm looking at you, Ken Rosenthal). It's called the fatigue factor, and thanks to Tom Verducci O's fans are wondering if the 2013 Orioles are flat worn out.
Sept. 16, 2013
With 13 games remaining in the regular season, the Boston Red Sox will have the greatest say of any opponent as to whether the Orioles make the playoffs. The teams face off six times within two weeks starting with a three-game set at Fenway Park this week. The teams will also play a three-game set to conclude the season from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29 at Camden Yards.
Sept. 2, 2013
Aug. 22, 2013
Chris Davis tied Jim Gentile on the Orioles' single-season home run list Wednesday night with his 46th round tripper of the season. Davis (2013) and Gentile (1961) both rank third on that list, three homers behind Frank Robinson (49 HR in 1966) and four homers behind Brady Anderson (50 HR in 1996).
Aug. 21, 2013
Tune in early, tune out late. That's my advice for Orioles fans in terms of maintaining sanity this season. It's the antithesis of Orioles Magic. However, after looking at O's pitching by inning earlier this week and now O's hitting by inning, it seems the Birds fly south as the games wear on.
Aug. 19, 2013
Orioles starters struggled to pitch more than five innings per outing in the early part of the season. Now the starters are pitching into the sixth or seventh inning but seem to be falling apart when they do.